Is this Hadith authentic?
Feeding the poor on ‘Aashura:
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever feeds a poor household on ‘Aashura will cross the bridge (Sirat) with the speed of lightening”
This is part of a lengthy narration which has been declared a fabrication by the Muhaddithun. The narration is therefore not suitable to quote.
(Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 150/151 and Al Atharul Marfu’ah, pg. 96/97)
See another part of this Hadith here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
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